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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Emiliano Treré

Research Fellow

Emiliano Treré is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy), and a Research Fellow within the COSMOS Center for Social Movements Studies based at the same institution. He was previously an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (Mexico), and a Research Fellow at Lakehead University (Canada). His research combines insights from practice theory, ecological approaches, mediation paradigms, and the sociology of culture and communication, in order to understand the multiple roles that communication plays within social movements. He has published extensively in top ranked international journals (such as New Media & Society, Communication Theory, Convergence, Comunicación y Sociedad, Global Media & Communication, Information, Communication & Society, the International Journal of Communication) and books on digital activism, alternative media and the challenges of digital technology for political communication. He is coeditor of “Social Media and Protest Identities” (Information, Communication & Society, 2015) and “Latin American Struggles & Digital Media Resistance” (International Journal of Communication, 2015). His book, provisionally titled Complexities of Contemporary Digital Activism: Social Movements and Political Parties in Spain, Italy and Mexico, is forthcoming for the Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics.

Research interests: digital politics, media ecologies, Latin America, anti-austerity protests, and algoritmic resistance

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08/06/2017

Call for Papers - Cosmos Conference "The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism"

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The Centre on Social Movement Studies, directed by Professor Donatella Della Porta, calls for papers addressing the recent global wave of student protests for a two-days conference to bel held in Florence, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), on 15-16 November 2017.

19/05/2017

Video available for the International Conference – Beyond Borders: Refugees and Struggles in Europe Mobilization, Solidarity and Political Challenges in the Long Summer of Migration

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Watch the video of the International Conference – Beyond Borders, which was held at Palazzo Strozzi on May 12, 2017

19/05/2017

Marco Deseriis wins Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government

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Dr. Marco Deseriis, Marie Curie Fellow and Research Fellow at Cosmos, has won the Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government (Danube University, Krems Au Donau, Austria)

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Comparing Digital Protest Media Imaginaries: Anti-Austerity Movements in Greece, Italy & Spain

Emiliano Treré, Sandra Jeppensen and Alice Mattoni
Drawing on 60 semi­-structured interviews with activists involved in anti-austerity protests, the article brings together social movement studies and communications theories to compare digital protest media imaginaries in Greece, Spain and Italy

Journal Article - 2017

Technopopulism: The Emergence of a Discursive Formation

Marco Deseriis
This article argues that technopopulism is an emerging discursive formation that arises from the convergence of two preexisting discourses: populism and technolibertarianism. Whereas these discourses are historically distinct the global financial crisis and the 2011 wave of struggles precipitated the political conditions for their intersection and hybridization.